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​I believe that a major indicator of numismatic market strength is the quantity and type of property coming to auction. For the majority of our clients, collecting is completely discretionary; there is rarely a need to sell.  However, our clients in particular are very astute, as is the collectibles market in general.  Prices realized are closely monitored and studied and when clients feel the potential to achieve strong prices for their property, they bring them to market. ​

By Brian Kendrella, President

This week, we completed our Official Auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention.  Highlighted by the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins and Colombian Paper Money, as well as many other fantastic collections and individual rarities, the sale achieved prices realized of $9.8 million.  This total represents a 75% increase from our 2017 auction, making it our largest NYINC sale in at least the past decade.

By Brian Kendrella, President

I am pleased to report that our recent Winter Baltimore Auction achieved total prices realized of $15.4 million, more than double the total prices realized of $7.4 million achieved in 2016.  The sale was highlighted by the Cardinal Collection, the Alexander Collection, and the Murray Hill Collection, as well as many other fantastic cabinets and individual rarities that created great excitement and attracted enthusiastic bidding.  Feedback from the sale and the prices realized was overwhelmingly positive as the market again demonstrated its strength. 

By Brian Kendrella, President

​Coming out of this summer's ANA I reported that the market was alive and well.  Astute collectors have recognized this and as a result we are pleased to be preparing our most exciting Winter Baltimore Auction of the past five years. Anchoring this important event is a number of significant consignments, including the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation, Alexander Collection, Murray Hill Collection, Frog Run Farm Collection Part IV, Twin Leaf Collection Part IV, Catherine Bullowa Moore Collection and duplicates from the Syd Martin Collection.

By Brian Kendrella, President

I am just now getting a moment to decompress from a very active and dynamic ANA World’s Fair of Money.  Our auction and activity on the bourse floor exceeded our expectations and from these results we see that the numismatic market alive and well.

By Brian Kendrella, President

This past week the Stack’s Bowers team attended the Central States Numismatic Society Convention.  Overall, activity was mixed in our opinion, due to the varied quality of the material being offered. However, it followed the patterns that we have seen recently – great coins are bringing outstanding prices and attract tremendous interest,

By Brian Kendrella, President

In recent updates I have written about how busy we have been here at Stack’s Bowers preparing for our Pogue Part V, March Baltimore, and April Hong Kong auctions and how these events would be the next major barometer of market health.  I am pleased to report that our most recent auction results indicate that the market is quite strong!

By Brian Kendrella, President

​The past few months have been non-stop at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries offices worldwide, as we prepared the four upcoming auctions now listed online.  On StacksBowers.com or through our iOS app, you can now access 9,192 total lots with a combined value in excess of $35 million.  Or, you may have received one or more of the six catalogs (1,882 total pages of rare coins and currency!) that we have prepared for the auctions.

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